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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH -mm 0/7] memcg: lockless page_cgroup v1
On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:53:06 +0900
KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <> wrote:

> Hi, this is a patch set for lockless page_cgroup.
> dropped patches related to mem+swap controller for easy review.
> (I'm rewriting it, too.)
> Changes from current -mm is.
> - page_cgroup->flags operations is set to be atomic.
> - lock_page_cgroup() is removed.
> - page->page_cgroup is changed from unsigned long to struct page_cgroup*
> - page_cgroup is freed by RCU.
> - For avoiding race, charge/uncharge against mm/memory.c::insert_page() is
> omitted. This is ususally used for mapping device's page. (I think...)
> In my quick test, perfomance is improved a little. But the benefit of this
> patch is to allow access page_cgroup without lock. I think this is good
> for Yamamoto's Dirty page tracking for memcg.
> For I/O tracking people, I added a header file for allowing access to
> page_cgroup from out of memcontrol.c
> The base kernel is recent mmtom. Any comments are welcome.
> This is still under test. I have to do long-run test before removing "RFC".
Known problem: force_emtpy is rmdir will struck into nightmare.
It's because of patch 2/7.
will be fixed in the next version.


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